Dairy system causing pollution?

A giant dairy barn owned by Van Leeuwen Dairy Group. Jeremy Talbot claims dairy barns are a more environmentally ...

Is DairyNZ's grass fed policy hindering rather than helping the nitrates issue?

Milk collection still falling

Fonterra has collected 881 million kilograms of milk solids from its suppliers from June to December.

Milk production continues to fall across the country, says Fonterra.

Grass drives demand for stock

Loading lambs on the truck at Feilding's store sale.

Farmers with ample grass covers are buying stock from the store market.

No tears in lead up to onion harvest

A sea of flower heads in an onion field near Renwick, Marlborough

All the signs are pointing to a good harvest for Marlborough onion seed grower Rob Harrison-Jones.

Seeking better returns for farmers

Alliance Group general manager livestock and shareholder services Heather Stacy.

Alliance Group's new general manager has a long history with agribusiness.

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opinion

Agony of farming's down cycles

Dairying has its twists and turns but top operators don't balk on re-grassing paddocks during a down cycle.

The clock is ticking on farming's many up and down cycles.

What dairying can do next

How dairy farmers lost public respect - and what they should do now.

Fresh set of challenges for farmers

Environment-friendly farming costly

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

What dairying can do next

It's a big call to invite people who may not like you to your farm, but it's all dairy farmers can do.

How dairy farmers lost public respect - and what they should do now.

New tool a one stop source for farm software

Fonterra and LIC have teamed up to create a new software tool designed to make farm businesses more profitable.

Wairau Valley dairy farmer Evan White wants farmers to be aware of road regulations around towing farm equipment on ...

Farmer seeks clarity on road use

With the state highway becoming increasingly busy with traffic using the main route south to Christchurch, farm vehicles needed to be roadworthy

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Grass-fed dairy system could add to pollution

A giant dairy barn owned by Van Leeuwen Dairy Group. Jeremy Talbot claims dairy barns are a more environmentally ...

Is DairyNZ's grass fed policy hindering rather than helping the nitrates issue?

Leading light honoured for animal welfare work

Massey University Professor David Mellor, has been recognised for his work in animal welfare.

Valerie Adams is a multiple world champion and olympic medallist, but does she deserve a damehood?

Paid success no basis for gong

Making the Queen's Honours list should be about more than just doing your job, says farmer Ike Williams.

aquaculture

Raised quake seabed 'not a road'

Trevor Burkhart says the zone does not need 4WDs and quad bikes driving over it as nature settles into the changed ...

It's a raw and unsettled environment and commercial fishermen are upset people are allowed to drive on it.

Plastic rubbish among debris

Marine farmers are constantly picking up debris on beaches and in the waters across the top of the South Island.

Mo Pikia and Mya Blair, 9, digging for toheroa on Oreti Beach with family for Shaila Pikia's wedding feast to be held at ...

Toheroa survey to start

A survey of Oreti Beach will determine the population of toheroa, a native shellfish, that was declining in past surveys.

beef

"Gutless'' $30,000 vandalism of irrigators

The irrigated flats of Omarama Station, home to the three vandalised irrigators.

Vandals have carried out $30,000 worth of damage to three centre pivot irrigators in the Upper Waitaki Basin.

Pox fails to lay farmer low

High country farmer Andrew Hurst isn't letting chickenpox stop him from lifting his farm's productivity.

Loading lambs on the truck at Feilding's store sale.

Grass drives demand for stock

Farmers with ample grass covers are buying stock from the store market.

Sheep

"Gutless'' $30,000 vandalism of irrigators

The irrigated flats of Omarama Station, home to the three vandalised irrigators.

Vandals have carried out $30,000 worth of damage to three centre pivot irrigators in the Upper Waitaki Basin.

Alliance wants better returns for farmers

Alliance Group's new general manager has a long history with agribusiness.

Loading lambs on the truck at Feilding's store sale.

Grass drives demand for stock

Farmers with ample grass covers are buying stock from the store market.

cropping

No tears in lead up to onion harvest

A sea of flower heads in an onion field near Renwick, Marlborough

All the signs are pointing to a good harvest for Marlborough onion seed grower Rob Harrison-Jones.

Cherry charters hit the skies

Singapore Airlines puts on four charter flights to get hundreds of tonnes of South Island cherries to Asia in time for Chinese New Year.

Taranaki Federated Farmers office manager Jessie Waite with the Richmond Trophy, awarded for Meat and Wool Farmer of the ...

Calling all turnip growers

Trophies that haven't seen the light of day for around 80 years will be now presented to a new generation of competitors.

agribusiness

"Gutless'' $30,000 vandalism of irrigators

The irrigated flats of Omarama Station, home to the three vandalised irrigators.

Vandals have carried out $30,000 worth of damage to three centre pivot irrigators in the Upper Waitaki Basin.

New tool a one stop source for farm software

Fonterra and LIC have teamed up to create a new software tool designed to make farm businesses more profitable.

Silver Fern Farms chairman Rob Hewett.

Silver Fern Farms loss of $30.6m

As expected, Silver Fern Farms has posted a poor earnings result for the year.

Discovery

All aboard dairy regulation train

Theresa Wilson oversees projects involved in effluent management, nutrient management, greenhouse gases and animal welfare.

Rob Mitchell talks to a straight-shooting scientist who realises that progress doesn't come without a certain amount of unhappiness.

The mozzarella man

Meet a technologist who was a leader in Fonterra's breakthrough to produce a stable, profitable mozzarella.

A Chinese mother is shown serving Anmum to her daughter in this Fonterra publicity photograph.

Translating language of the lab

A Fonterra nutritionist helps to ensure that good nutrition remains at the core of what the co-op does and develops.

rural women

This farming mum's in charge

Caroline Smith juggles farming with caring for daughters Clara and Holly.

Don't ask to be put through to Caroline Smith's husband. He doesn't run the farm.

Taking stock: Over 800 of them

Reporter Karoline Tuckey hitches a ride for a day of stock trucking.

Karen Forlong credits a lot of her growth and personal wellbeing to being part of the Dairy Women's Network.

'Valued and connected' in dairy

Anne Boswell talks to an Atiamuri dairy farmer who can't sit still, busy with family, friends, land and organisations helping farming women succeed.

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Historic mansion leaves town

The 106-year-old Huntley House is moving from Palmerston North to Auckland this week.

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